It should be pretty easy to declare that the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the CIA after 9/11 were morally wrong, but CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel repeatedly declined, during her confirmation hearings, to do so. Oops, that was bad, and now, a week later, she has modified her stance.
“It is not my way to trumpet the fact that I am a woman up for the top job at CIA, but I would be remiss in not remarking on it,” nominee Gina Haspel said in her opening remarks during Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Haspel was following a line of defense that has been offered for her nomination to…
Nothing says strong woman quite like torturing terrorism suspects at a Central Intelligence Agency black site and destroying the video evidence. Meet Gina Haspel, deputy director of the CIA and Trump’s new pick to lead the agency.
In a 66-32 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Pompeo collected some support from Democrats, and the only Republican opposition came from Sen. Rand Paul.
John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, would appreciate it if President-elect Donald Trump would stop talking shit about the intelligence community.
As we strap into another morning on the I Can’t Believe This Is Happening Express (a rickety bobsled careening into an icy gorge), it’s time for three more Senate confirmation hearings for appointees to Donald Trump’s cabinet. One of them has yet to complete his ethics and financial disclosures, but that’s just how…
On Tuesday, CNN released a report alleging that top U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia has a dossier of information about Donald Trump, including unverified allegations, BuzzFeed reports, that his campaign staffers were actively communicating with the Kremlin during the presidential election and descriptions…
Multiple news outlets now report that the FBI has officially backed CIA assessments that Russia intervened in the 2016 election with the goal of electing Donald Trump.
Today marks the five year anniversary of the military operation that led to terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden’s death. To honor the occasion, the Central Intelligence Agency spent the day “live-tweeting” the raid that took place on May 1, 2011.
Remember when it came out that former CIA Director David Petraeus was having that extramarital affair with his biographer? And how Jill Kelley supposedly gave him a handjob under the table at the Four Seasons too? Now, she’s writing a book to clear her name (and her hands):
Frequent Fox News guest Wayne Simmons has basically built his career around the fact that he was an Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer for the CIA from 1973 to 2000. Unfortunately, he was never a CIA official; he was just a criminal.
Light Monday, huh? In December, the Senate intelligence released a report on CIA torture practices. If you didn’t dig into the horrible details then, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight has kindly gotten Helen Mirren to voice them, because he knows “no one wants to read this or talk about what’s in it.”
Former CIA director David Petraeus will plead guilty to sharing classified information with Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer, according to media reports and court documents. The Justice Department began investigating Petraeus in 2012, suspecting that he'd given Broadwell access to his CIA email.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney briefly emerged from his lair to weigh in on the Senate Intelligence Committee's horrifying report on CIA torture during the Bush administration, calling it "full of crap." He then returned home and furiously masturbated over the report for several hours.
In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's appalling though sadly not surprising CIA torture report, Ben Emmerson, the UN's special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, has called for the prosecution of senior CIA and US officials who signed off on the gruesome interrogation techniques. He stated,…
Today the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 500-page, utterly damning, thoroughly horrifying report on the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency against terrorism suspects. Among its many hideous highlights: detainees were deprived of sleep, threatened with death, forced to submit to medically…
Torture is very serious business. And with the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of a secret report that claims the CIA engaged in torture practices during George W. Bush's presidency—and lied to Congress and the public about it, it has become even more serious.
Earlier this month, Mother Jones described the early days of the CIA as "Mad Men with security clearances." Men were the spies; women were the secretaries. But over the years, things have changed, and now, women make up nearly half of the CIA, and at least 40% of undercover operatives (spies) are female.